NMDOT: 1 of New Mexico's top DWI absconders caught - Albuquerque Journal

NMDOT: 1 of New Mexico’s top DWI absconders caught

SANTA FE, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced that one of the state’s top drunken driving fugitives has been captured.

Officials said Tuesday that Gallup Police Department recently arrested Rigina Johns following a statewide search.

Authorities say Johns absconded from supervision after being convicted of her fifth drunken driving conviction. Records show she also fled in 2013 after she was convicted of an aggravated DWI.

NMDOT Cabinet Secretary Tom Church says repeat drunken driving offenders who are hiding from the law pose a significant danger to New Mexico families and can create disasters on our roads.

The “Top 10 List” of DWI absconders in the state is part of an initiative enacted by Gov.Susana Martinez to crack down on repeat offender absconders.

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